Dior Vernis #575 Wonderland, #551 Aventure, #338 Mirage, #853 Massai and #918 Hypnotic Couture Colour Gel Shine and Long Wear Nail Polish, Swatch & Comparison Part 3

I am using the opportunity of things which looked like a real bad luck in the beginning. I don't have the charge of my camera, I had to leave most of my stash behind and it is too hot to put any kind of makeup on the face. Those are why decided to glance upon the photos I have already taken and make use of these. 

This is when I found out that the part 3 of Dior's new permanent Gel Effect nail polish swatches and comparisons were never posted.

You can check out the previous posts here:


Today I have Dior Vernis #575 Wonderland, #551 Aventure, #338 Mirage, #853 Massai and #918 Hypnotic for you. These are permanent so you could grab them anytime you want. And since I can't make a photo of the mugs to start with, a prepared a fancy collage of my swatches ;-)


Dior Vernis #575 Wonderland, #551 Aventure, #338 Mirage, #853 Massai, #918 Hypnotic


I would like to start with my favorite of the shades, #338 Mirage is a lighthearted warm purple with cream finish. The application of this one is very smooth. It is opaque in two coats, which I am wearing for the swatch below.


Dior Vernis #338 Mirage


Mirage reminded me of my favorite Tom Ford nail polish of all times, #08 African Violet. Oh how I like it. These two are indeed very close but African Violet is slightly warmer. YSL #14 Violine Surrealiste is also close but slightly cooler. Chanel #609 Coup de Coeur has more red, Chanel #339 Cassis is more pink. All in all, if you have Tom Ford African Violet or YSL Violine Surrealiste, probably you don't need Mirage. 



Comparison: Dior Vernis #338 Mirage


There are some serious bright shades at Dior's new permanent range. Dior #551 Aventure is one of them. It is an almost neon orange red with cream finish. Application is smooth, two coats for the photo below. I do like Aventure but I am not in love. It is probably because that brightness is slightly out of my comfort zone. Not that I don't like bright nail polishes but a neon like polish looks like it is not Dior, if you know what I mean.



Dior Vernis #551 Aventure

What about a bright natural pink then? Dior #575 Wonderland offers you this and a smooth self-leveling application. Below photo is with two coats. Again I have similar feelings todays Wonderland in terms of brightness, but I think Wonderland is less neon so more wearable for me.


Dior Vernis #575 Wonderland


Below you can see my camera going crazy with all these bright colors. Important is that Dior #551 Aventure and Dior #537 Riviera are very close. Chanel #647 Lilis is also a little cooler but similar. Dior #575 Wonderland and Chanel #571 Fracas are also rather close, Wonderland being brighter. Butter London Cake Hole and Guerlain #263 A La Parisienne are also from the same color family.




Comparison: Dior Vernis #575 Wonderland, #551 Aventure

Next two are both great shades for this fall. #853 Massai was repromoted with Dior's Fall 2014 Collection. It is a deep warm red with cream finish. Some would call it "oxblood". Application is again flawless, photo is taken after applying two layers.



Dior Vernis #853 Massai

One of my favorites from Dior's new line is #918 Hypnotic. It is a very deep blackened red shade, but it is still obvious that it is red and on me it doesn't look black. Lovely shed for fall and winter. Those of you who like their vampies, you need Hypnotic.


Dior Vernis #918 Hypnotic

Below you can see some comparison swatches. Guerlain #125 Vega (another love of mine) is more purple and deeper than Dior #918 Hypnotic. Tom Ford #04 Bitter Bitch (<333) is warmer, more brown and deeper. Dior #981 Orchid is lighter, Dior #970 Nuit 1947 is close, Chanel #599 Provacation is more blue based, hence looks purple. Chanel #469 Imperial is warmer/more brown.  


The closest shade to Dior #853 Massai is Guerlain #168 L'Heure Bleue which is slightly darker. Tom Ford #15 Smoke Red is more red and lighter. YSL #45 Piment D'ailleurs is also close but was a very restricted shade so it is harder to find. I now notice not to have included Burberry #303 Oxblood, but I believe it is deeper. 



Conparison: Dior Vernis #853 Massai, #918 Hypnotic

Final thoughts: I love Dior's new formula. There were previously some concerns and questions, so here I write that these nail polishes are not gel, they are gel effect. This means they only have the long lasting and glossy effect of a gel formula. The brush is also a little slimmer, which I compared previously. Overall love, shades like Aventure and Wonderland are a little too "neon" for my liking but I am sure there are enthusiast of those too. My favorite from the bunch is Mirage and Hypnotic


I wonder... What do you think about really bright nail polishes from high-end brands. Love/don't care/hate? Do you think that they reflect the luxury on fingertips or toes or do they look more like from drugstore? I want to know, is it just me? ;-)



22 comments

  1. Hey Sara, aww I'm so sorry to hear you're not loving Aventure! That's one of the shades I kept wearing this summer! I think it's bright, but not THAT bright. It feels like the right amount of fun!

    Sorry to hear it's so warm and you're having problems putting on makeup. Wait, I take that back: I'm not sorry! You're on holiday! LOL

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    1. Hi Sunny,
      Aventure is really not my type of shade, but you are right, it is perfect for summer.
      LOL, yes I deserve to sweat and actually I do love to sweat a little, but only if when I am not putting on makeup ;-)

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  2. Your swatches are always so clear and helpful! These shades are all quite lovely- liking the look of Hypnotic especially. A perfect polish for Fall :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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    1. Thanks so much Jen :-*
      Hypnotic is pure love for me too, it is a lovely vamp which is not too blackened.

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  3. Nail drool I has it!! I love your top picks too, Mirage and Hypnotic are truly beautiful!
    I guess I'm fine with neon colours from the luxe brands, it's more the quality, finish and wear that I demand to be superior. Though, I don't think I've actually bought a very bright neon shade from a luxe brand, maybe just up to the level of Illamasqua or butter london.

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    1. I also like bright and different colors from Illamasqua and Butter London but somehow I find it a bit too Neon for a Dior girl but it seems many people love it, so it is just me ;-)

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  4. I need Massai and Hypnotic in my life! they don't look like drugstore products at all:)

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  5. Wonderland is SOOOOO pretty! That one is definitely my favorite here.

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    1. Wonderland is a nice light hearted shade for summer. I find that one borderline neon lol,

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  6. Wonderland ended up being my favourite Summer shade this year (i.e. I wore it more than twice!!). I love the new formulas and brushes. Junot was another great one this year and I think Masai is on my wish list. Love your new signature at the bottom of posts! Susan, London

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    1. I can understand you wearing a nail polish more than 2 times making it an absolute favorite, lol. It is the same with me, if I reach for a color two times it is "love", if I reach for the third time it is "favorite of the season". I don't remember the last time I reached for a shade 4 times in a couple of months ;-))

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  7. Junon and Hypnotic are to me the best for fall, like YSL Gris Underground and Sepia : last year I bought both after your swatch and they are in my heart; no words about Chanel, like Frenzy, Particuliere or Taboo: simply the best to me...:-)
    Wonderland and Adventure are for a summer with many many sun (not like this year...:-(....).
    Bye bye

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    1. Hi Megaste,
      I know what you mean. There was almost no sun in Stuttgart, then I came to holiday. Now I am searching for bright colors. They definitely need the summer mood to be present.
      I am glad that the swatches were helpful :-**

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  8. Oh, Sara...thought I was finally kind of getting over obsessing about nail colors and you have to go and post this?!!! LOL!! Such gorgeousness! I only have a couple of the older Dior colors, and have yet to try this revamped formula - looks like I need to get on it because Hypnotic, Mirage and Wonderland are seriously calling my name :-) Beautiful post! xoxo

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    1. Hi Gummy,
      your picks are perfect! You should really try the new formula, it definitely lasts longer on me and looks very glossy even without top coat. I also like the new brush. Thanks for your lovely comment :-*

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  9. I am not a huge nail polish fan but I do love a designer nail polish. I've only tried Chanel though, but I've been tempted to buy Dior after seeing your reviews (Dior, take note and send her freebies to review! lol). I really love that dark Dior Orchid and that bright Wonderland, which looks amazing on you by the way! :)

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    1. Oh LOL, thanks so much for your compliment and lovely comment xox
      You should try at least one of the new Dior nail polishes and let me know how you like them. I love Dior Orchid too, it is one of my favorite nail polishes of Dior.
      Xox

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  10. Love Dior polishes. Wonderland is really lovely. I have it too.
    Xoxo
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    Michelle
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